Starhawk, a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality for over 30 years, created this series of online ceremonies as a tool to help you carve out the time and space in your busy life for honoring, celebrating, and integrating the external wisdom of Earth’s cycles.
Our new series of lunar rituals will begin with Lunar Equinox on March 19th. Join the mailing list below to be notified when registration opens!
Happened on: Tuesday, October 30th 2018
Samhain, or Halloween— the time when the veil is thin between the worlds and our Beloved Dead come close. In these challenging and brutal times, we need the help and guidance of the ancestors as never before.
Join us in this recorded digital ritual as we journey in trance to the Isle of Apples, the Land of Youth where the dead grow young again. Here we can grieve our losses, complete what is unfinished in our relationships, and ask for the help and guidance we need.
The Isle of the Dead is also the Place of Rebirth, where we can stir the cauldron of change and plant the seeds of what we want to bring into being in the year to come. Together, we will celebrate the Witches’ New Year, honor those who have passed, and renew our hope and determination to create a thriving world of justice and abundance for the living.
Recorded On: Tuesday, September 18th 2018
The wheel turns, and we stand now at Fall Equinox. This is the time when light and dark come back to balance, when the nights lengthen to equal the days. Harvest begins.
We have prepared the ground, sown the seeds, tended and watered the plants, and now is the time to honor the effort we have made. Effort alone does not bring us abundance, and now is also a time to express our gratitude to those larger forces: sun, rain, wind, moon, living creatures and spirit energies that help us create abundance.
Join Starhawk for a digital Fall Equinox Ritual of discernment, celebration and gratitude. Together we will create, receive, and give thanks for the abundance of the harvest season.
Recorded: Sunday, July 29th, 2018
In this turn of the wheel, we celebrate Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the ancient festival of the first harvest. When we adapt these ancient festivals to our lives today, they often take on new meanings. Lammas is a time when we are poised between hope and fear: the harvest has begun—but there is still so much that could go wrong and spoil it.
Most of us probably don’t have cattle to protect—but we do have things that we have worked for, values that we care about, institutions we want to see preserved that we see crumbling all around us.
In this ritual, we’ll work to release fear and go behind it to liberate the life-loving impulses it represents. What does it mean to make a commitment to land, to place, to community? To take on the responsibility of being a guardian and protector? What can we give in order to receive back joy, abundance and nourishment?
This is the time of the rose, blossom and thorn, fragrance and blood. Now on this longest day, light triumphs and yet begins the decline into dark…
Solstice is all about that bittersweet moment when things reach completion, and then begin to transform. Just as summer begins, the daylight diminishes. The flower must fade for the fruit to set.
Our Summer Solstice ritual is about this process of culminating, celebrating, and letting go. We’ll work with herbs and flowers, and will learn how to trance into a plant and make it an ally in our own process of transformation.
The fourth ceremony in the Wheel of the Year series is a big love spell to expand the boundaries of our vision of love, to honor those things we cherish, and to commit ourselves to work for them, fight for them and care for them.
This ritual was recorded live on location at O.U.R. Ecovillage, and includes a guided trance journey, a spell to weave our own love into a personal Maypole, and a story you can share with children.
The third ceremony in the Wheel of the Year series is an opportunity to invite balance and regeneration.Spring is planting time, but before we plant we must prepare the ground. Together, we compost the hurts, disappointments and frustrations of the past seasons, and consider what we will plant in the spring.
This ritual was recorded live and includes a guided trance journey to the underworld & back with Demeter and Persephone; a seed blessing ceremony, and a story you can share with children.
The second ceremony in the Wheel of the Year series is a journey to Brigid’s Well, that sacred source of unending hope, inspiration and creativity. Together, we venture through the darkest times and into the light once again.
This ritual was recorded live and includes background on Brigid, a guided trance journey to Brigid’s Well, an opportunity to formulate your pledge for the year, and a story you can share with children.
A Winter Solstice ritual to embrace the mystery and power of this darkest night. As the Great Mother labors to bring forth the New Year, we find the resilience and strength we need to birth the light of hope and renewal.
This live online ritual includes a guided journey, meditations, chants, and suggestions for continued spiritual work over these coming sacred days. It will also include a story you can share with children. The entire ceremony will be recorded for you to replay at your convenience.